We offer solutions that range from consultation on organizing a new business to helping established companies gain efficiency through tax planning and audit services.  We tailor strategies of each enterprise to accomplish long-term goals and keep your business moving forward.

Tax

Filing

We provide tax preparation for all types of business entities including Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), C Corporations, Sub S Corporations, Sole Proprietorships, farms, and other individual businesses. We place high value on filing returns timely and accurately.  

Our finest strength is that our people are responsive to your needs as a business owner. Companies and individuals who choose our firm rely on competent advice by professionals who care about your success.

Forecasting and Planning

The best way to predict where your business is headed is taking a look at where it has been. Our professionals bring a wide variety of small business experience to assist in guiding the next steps for your company.  

We offer projections for tax, debt service, restructuring, and scalability of operations among others.

Integration with your Personal Return

Tax planning is most effective when it is comprehensive.  A solid business plan can’t be made in a vacuum.  That is why we incorporate your personal tax position in evaluating and steering your organization.

Since we started working with COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. three years ago, we no longer dread tax season! No matter how complicated the situation, they take the time to answer all of our questions and make sure we understand each step. The process has been made simple and easy.
— Shannon McClain, PHD

Bookkeeping

The organization, data entry, and record keeping of financial information are crucial steps in evaluating the success of your business. Our bookkeeping service allows you to outsource some of those difficulties and focus on running your business. We offer remote access so your QuickBooks or other accounting software can be updated on your own system. Having consistent, accurate, and timely financial data allows you to make the most of your business decisions.

Service includes preparation of:

  • Compiled financial statements
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Sales tax calculations
  • Data entry
  • Trial balance clean up
  • Preparing amortization and depreciation entries
We at 4 Forty Four have been working with COMBS, TENNANT & CARPENTER, P.C. for over ten years. We are so thankful for their services and for all their assistance in years past. Each team member that we have worked with has been very professional, attentive, and trustworthy. Our relationship with them continues to grow as we rely on them for our taxes, audit, and other accounting needs. Their willingness and flexibility to help when needed is impressive and has proved to be beyond helpful at critical times. We highly recommend CTC to anyone or any business looking for a public accountant. They take care of their clients.
— Cory Bettis, Office Manager, 4 Forty Four

Payroll

We take a personal service approach to payroll.  That’s why we offer preparation on a quarterly, monthly, or even weekly basis to meet your needs.  We also can perform this function for your business remotely.

Service includes preparation of:

  • Checks
  • Direct deposit
  • 941 and quarterly filings
  • Excise tax reports
  • 1099s
  • W-2s
 

Consultation

Whether you are starting a new business or are seeking efficiencies in your current operations, our professionals bring a depth of experience and advice that will facilitate success in your organization.  We understand that small businesses struggle with economies of scale and have to keep pace with ever changing regulation across many areas.  

  • Multi-state concerns
  • Assistance with formations and dissolutions
  • Representation in workers' compensation and sales tax audits
Forming a business, choosing the most appropriate tax entity, and filing taxes for the first time can be daunting tasks. From the beginning, I felt I was in very capable and caring hands. If I had questions, CTC had answers and suggestions. I will always be grateful for their guidance.
— Tanna Greathouse, Owner, Your Favorite Assistant, LLC
 

Audit

Our approach is constructive which is why we have a seasoned audit team who are familiar with strategic advantages that these services offer. Whether your company requires Assurance for maintaining a contractor’s license, evaluation of internal controls, or to provide peace of mind from an outside and independent source, we can help.  

  • Audit
  • Review
  • Agreed Upon Procedures